Ecstasy

Drugs sold as ecstasy may not contain any methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA); they can be a mix of amphetamine, paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA), ketamine, NBOMe, methylone or other substances.

Ecstasy

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    Ecstasy is an an Empathogen, which means it increases an individual’s feeling of empathy and compassion towards others. Ecstasy contains the drug MDMA. However, many pills sold as ecstasy only have a small amount of MDMA or none at all. Other drugs and ‘fillers’ are often used instead. This makes it hard to know what reactions to expect after taking ecstasy or how bad the side effects will be.

    Ecstasy is the pill while MDMA is the powder.

  • Common Names

    Scooby Snacks

    E

    XTC

    Pills

    Disco Biscuits 

    Bikkies

    Molly

    Ecstasy can also be called by their shape, color or their brand i.e. Pink Snails (because of they are pink in color and shaped like snails), Pink Diamonds, Gold Bars etc. 

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    How is it used?

    Ecstasy comes in a tablet form and is usually swallowed. The pills come in different colors and sizes and are often imprinted with a picture or symbol.

    It can also come as capsules, powder or crystal.



Side Effects of Ecstasy

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    Ecstasy affects everyone differently, based on:

    • Size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The amount taken
    • The strength of the drug (varies from batch to batch)

    The effects of ecstasy are usually felt about 20 minutes to an hour after it’s taken and last for around 6 hours.

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    There is no safe level of drug use. Use of any drug always carries risk.

    Ecstasy affects everyone differently, based on:

    • Size, weight and health
    • Whether the person is used to taking it
    • Whether other drugs are taken around the same time
    • The amount taken
    • The strength of the drug (varies from batch to batch)

    The effects of ecstasy are usually felt about 20 minutes to an hour after it’s taken and last for around 6 hours.

  • You may experience:

    Feeling happy, energetic and confident

    Large pupils

    Jaw clenching and teeth grinding

    Heightened senses (sight, hearing and touch)

    Excessive sweating and skin tingles

    Muscle aches and pains

    Nausea and reduced appetite

    Fast heartbeat

    Increased blood pressure

    Dehydration

    Heat stroke

    Drinking extreme amounts of water (can cause death)

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    You may experience:

    Feeling happy, energetic and confident

    Large pupils

    Jaw clenching and teeth grinding

    Heightened senses (sight, hearing and touch)

    Excessive sweating and skin tingles

    Muscle aches and pains

    Nausea and reduced appetite

    Fast heartbeat

    Increased blood pressure

    Dehydration

    Heat stroke

    Drinking extreme amounts of water (can cause death)

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    If you take a large amount or have a strong batch of ecstasy, you may also experience:

    Floating sensations

    Perceptual changes, such as visual and auditory hallucinations

    Out-of-character irrational behavior

    Anxiety

    Irritability, paranoia and aggression

    Vomiting

    High body temperature

    Racing heart beat

    Convulsions

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    If you take a large amount or have a strong batch of ecstasy, you may also experience:

    Floating sensations

    Perceptual changes, such as visual and auditory hallucinations

    Out-of-character irrational behavior

    Anxiety

    Irritability, paranoia and aggression

    Vomiting

    High body temperature

    Racing heart beat

    Convulsions

  • Long-term effects:

    Colds or flu

    Depression

    Needing to use more to get the same effect

    Dependence on ecstasy

    Memory and concentration problems

    Financial, work and social problems

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    Long-term effects:

    Colds or flu

    Depression

    Needing to use more to get the same effect

    Dependence on ecstasy

    Memory and concentration problems

    Financial, work and social problems

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Ecstasy Comedown

Mixing Ecstasy with other drugs

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    Ecstasy + Alcohol

     

    Increased risk of dehydration or consequently drinking too much water.

  • Ecstasy + Ice or Speed

     

    Increased risk of anxiety and reduced brain functioning due to dopamine depletion. Enormous strain on the heart and other parts of the body, which can lead to stroke.

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    Ecstasy + Antidepressants

     

    Drowsiness, clumsiness, restlessness and feeling drunk and dizzy.

The effects of taking Ecstasy with other drugs including over-the-counter or prescribed medications can be unpredictable and dangerous.